Seven Directions Institute of Art & Science
303 Potrero St., Suite 7A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

PH: (831) 345-9893

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Classes

Home School and After-school Classes

Art and science classes at Seven Directions Institute are offered September 11th - May 31st. All classes run weekly on a month to month payment schedule. Enrollment is ongoing.

Classes are available in drawing, painting, digital photography, animation and sculpture. KidStudio, our unique student led program, offers kids the chance to blend all the materials and tools at Seven Directions into one creative adventure. Additionally, Seven Directions offers thematic classes geared to teens, and home school kids. Classes are available for kids 4 and older.

Please use the class descriptions below to learn more about our diverse class offerings. To view a full schedule of all our programs offered, use our calendar schedule.

If this is your first time signing up for one of our programs, please complete and submit our one-time registration form first.
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When you are ready to sign up for our programs, you may pay online using our convenient Paypal cart system. Add each class to your cart then click view cart or add to cart to check out. A paypal account is not required to use your credit card.

Animal ArtHomeschool

Animal Art

Animal Art focuses on the beauty found in nature, from the bright and vibrant colors of the parrots to the shiny scales and textures of the reptiles living at the studio. Students will have the rare opportunity to interact with a variety of the over 75 live animals at our studio while they create artwork representing what they see and observe. This camp focuses on drawing and painting technique while learning about nature and animals.

Recommended ages 4-6
MONDAYS -
1:00PM-3:00PM

WEDNESDAY - 1:00PM-3:00PM

Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Anime Academy

Learn to draw and paint like a Japanese Manga artist! This class will focus on learning about different types of Japanese animation, and students will produce works of art inspired by their favorite books and shows. Students will learn to create original characters that boast their own sense of style, by focusing on the basic foundation of drawing the human figure. Students will learn about the history of Japanese animation, and work with tools like brush pens and ink to realize their style.

Recommended ages 8-14
MONDAYS -
4:00PM-6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Graphic DesignGraphic Design

Graphic Design

Graphic Design will focus on what it means to be a Graphic Designer. Students will create original designs and complete design assignments to print on t-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, bags and posters. Students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops or use one of the computers in our computer lab.

Recommended ages 10 - 18
TUESDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Science AnatomyScience: Anatomy

Homeschool
Science: Anatomy

How do our bodies work? What are the major systems of our bodies? This science class will provide hands on learning and experiments for your child to learn 12 main parts of the human body. There will also be extension activities to support further discovery at home if desired.

Recommended ages 6 - 10
WEDNESDAYS 10:00AM - 12:30AM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Animal ArtsPokemon

How to Draw Pokemon

Learn about all the different Pokemon and how to draw them! We will be creating our own Pokemon and designing Pokemon cards! We will have Pokemon card trading break time and learn and interact with live animals (our own living, breathing Pokemon!) Class will utilize traditional drawing mediums, digital painting and stop motion animation!

Recommended ages 7 -11
WEDNESDAYS 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Science AnatomyScience: Anatomy

Homeschool
Science: Anatomy

How do our bodies work? What are the major systems of our bodies? This science class will provide hands on learning and experiments for your child to learn 12 main parts of the human body. There will also be extension activities to support further discovery at home if desired.

Recommended ages 6 - 10
THURSDAY 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Science AnatomyFirst Friday Field Trips

First Friday Field Trips

First Fridays is a nature study class with hands on experience and nature journal opportunities in the field. Following Ambleside Online's schedule, we will be learning about our local birds in the first semester, followed by mammals and wildflowers in the winter and spring. Each field trip will be to a local state park or wildlife sanctuary, ending in a camping trip at a local state park (family participation) in June. Each field trip will provide an opportunity to learn more about the nature of Santa Cruz through experiments, projects, nature journaling and so much more.

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Sept 15th, Oct 6th, Nov 3rd, and Dec 1
$25/Field Trip
$10/Field Trip if you are enrolled in our Science: Anatomy class

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Study StudioOpen Studio

Jr. Open Studio

Junior Open Studio
Open studio is available for any students ages 4yrs -9yrs to come in and work on a variety of projects. There will be 4 stations set up each with a different art supply. Students can drop in for any amount of time between 2PM - 6PM to work on a project of their choice from painting and drawing to animation or photography and Photoshop. Great to finish school projects or try out new art materials on a personal project. Students will have access to all art supplies including our library of stock photography and drawing books as well as the computer lab for digital art or research on the internet.

Recommended ages 4-9
THURSDAYS - Anytime 1:00PM-6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Advanced Open Studio
Open studio is available for any students ages 10yrs - 16yrs to come in and work on a variety of projects. There will be 4 stations set up each with a different art supply. Students can drop in for any amount of time between 2PM - 6PM to work on a project of their choice from painting and drawing to animation or photography and Photoshop. Great to finish school projects or try out new art materials on a personal project. Students will have access to all art supplies including our library of stock photography and drawing books as well as the computer lab for digital art or research on the internet.

Recommended ages 10 - 18
FRIDAYS - Anytime 2:00PM-6:00PM
Price: $100.00 per 4 week session

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Custom Classes

Custom classes are available for groups of 8 or more students. Customize a lesson plan to meet your group's interests. Select from a wide range of projects! Please call or email for details and availability.